August 19, 2014 1:17 PM
Hometown Track | Trevor Bayne Bristol Advance
Bayne on racing at Bristol:
“I’m definitely excited to be racing at Bristol this weekend. I’ve always considered Bristol to be my hometown track since I grew up so close to there, which makes me want to win there that much more. We’ve had some really strong runs there in the past and I know that Chad (Norris) will give me a great No. 6 AdvoCare Ford this weekend. We just need to hit our marks, find our rhythm and keep our nose clean all night and I know we’ll be in contention in the end.”
Bayne at Bristol
- Trevor Bayne makes his 12th NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Friday evening. In 11 previous starts at the .533-mile oval, Bayne has recorded four top-10 finishes, with a best finish of sixth in this event in 2010 and 2013.
- In 28 career starts on short tracks in the NNS, Bayne has recorded one win, six top-five finishes, 14 top-10 finishes and has an average finish of 13.2.
- According to NASCAR’s loop data statistics, Bayne ranks fourth in quality passes made, with 258. The driver of the No.6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang also ranks fifth in laps run inside the top 15 (2,118), fifth in green flag passes (345), seventh in laps led (77) and 10th in fastest laps run (50).
- Crew chief Chad Norris brings chassis RK-806 to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. This chassis previously raced earlier this season at Bristol, Richmond (Va.) International Raceway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway, earning finishes of eighth, 11th and ninth, respectively.
- This weekend’s race at Bristol marks a homecoming for the driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang. Bayne hails from nearby Knoxville, Tenn., located just under two hours from the .533-mile oval.
- Bayne took the green flag from the 14th position at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and was able to pace the field for nine laps before getting shuffled out on a late-race restart and scoring a ninth-place finish. With the result, Bayne remains sixth in the NNS championship standings and trails leader Chase Elliott by 52 points.
Crew Chief Chad Norris on Bristol:
“We’re ready for Bristol this weekend. It’s a fast, high-banked short track where beating and banging is expected. Trevor has run well there recently and I’m confident that we will give him a strong AdvoCare Mustang this weekend that will get the job done and see us in Victory Lane come Friday night.”